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Cape Verde, Trop. Africa, Arabian Pen., Pakistan to Sri Lanka: Burkina, Cape Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Kenya, Laccadive Is., Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zaïre (as per POWO)
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Submission of Phyllanthus rotundifolius : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Plant name: Phyllanthus rotundifolius Klein ex Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 584. 1805. 
Family:  Phyllanthaceae
Description:
Woody herbs; stems prostrate or slightly ascending, 5-15 cm long; branches hispid, leaf like. Foliage-leaves alternate; orbicular, 0.8-1cm across, glaucous beneath, asperulous on veins, thick, coriaceous; stipules 1mm, lanceolate. Male and female flowers occurring together in same axils or in different axils. Male flowers 3-4mm across. Perianth lobes 6, greenish with narrow scarious margin, obtuse. Stamens 3, connate into a tube; anthers orbicular. Female flowers green, 3mm across, perianth accrescent, fruiting pedicel thickened; disc annular, or entire. Capsule globose, and the seeds darker brown in colour.
Habitat & location: Rare. Found in rock crevices in forest under growth. Photographed at Velugonda.

Thanks, …, for a new addition to efi.


Typical Phyllanthus rotundifolius.


 

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